For the second year in a row, it appears that Iowa State will lose a graduate transfer offensive lineman after National Signing Day.
Last year it was Tyler Catalina to Georgia. This year, it’s Khaliel Rodgers to North Carolina.
Rodgers, a 6-foot-2, 320-pound interior lineman flipped his commitment on Thursday night in news that was first reported by Scout.com.
That’s a tough break for an Iowa State team that desperately needs offensive linemen. Rodgers, a backup at USC last season, was expected to make an immediate impact and start from day one in Ames.
Grad transfers don’t sign an official LOI, just a financial aid agreement. https://t.co/6dMxcjZSgb
— Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) March 24, 2017
Iowa State has not confirmed that Rodgers has flipped, however the prospect’s Twitter profile picture is now of him in a North Carolina jersey.
The only good news to come from this news is that Iowa State’s other offensive line graduate transfer, Dave Dawson of Michigan re-confirmed his commitment to Iowa State after learning about Rodgers.
I’m not going anywhere! So don’t ask! 🌪
— BIG DAVE (@DaveDawson_) March 24, 2017